Category Archives: Karmic Astrology

About Silk Road Astrology Readings

Note:  I am in semi-retirement, but available again in the fall for your readings!

Should you invest the time and money in an astrology reading – and if so –  are my Silk Road Astrology Readings right for you?  Good questions, both, and I’ll offer some insights here for you to ponder…

First, let me assure you – I don’t offer “canned” versions which can be had very cheaply and automatically through various astrology software programs and their companies.

Each of my readings is a labour of love, and I spend a great deal of time meditating on each birth chart and in writing my own scientific and psychic interpretations of what I see, what I feel I am “shown”.

Psychic Versus Astrologer?

Yes, I do use my psychic abilities in the total evaluation of a birth chart.  This question arises because there are many astrologers who are outraged and outspoken at the idea of a psychic claiming to do astrology.  They seem unable to grasp how the two approaches can mesh beautifully – or possibly they do understand and fear a sort of unfair competition.

However, those like myself who are both psychic and astrologer must politely but firmly insist that psychic intuition is actually a wonderful enhancer of astrological insights; indeed one could argue it is necessary (and almost always brought into play) in order to pinpoint the very fine shades of meanings and inter-relationships – of all the possible technical combinations that can arise in a client’s birth chart.

In fact, without these intuitive, psychic flashes of insight, without opening to higher inspiration, the formal, nonpsychic astrologer is likely to fall back on what astrologers call “cook-book” readings – the kind that computer programs can and do produce automatically.

At the same time, psychic insights take their direction from those abstract symbols which fill the birth chart.  In that sense, astrology keeps the psychic gifts within bounds, tied to a Center which allows for channeling that tells a Story, one so important that the very stars in the heavens wrote this Story on the day and at the time you first drew breath.

Continue reading About Silk Road Astrology Readings

William Duke of Cambridge Birth Chart * Destiny or Freedom Calling?

Prince William sits with his father and the Royal Heir Prince of Charles in Parliament, under the Act of Regency on May 10, 2022.

The birth chart of Prince William, also known as the Duke of Cambridge, is intriguing and has a rather commanding presence. I say this because of several striking features which, given the present state of the British Monarchy, could swing into play in the near future.

A major question for me, as an observer of Royal Astrology, is whether or not William will actually sit on the British Throne, or if, in some way as yet unforeseen, he will find a different path, perhaps one of freedom, his true dream…

The future is murky here. William is presently second in line to the throne, but it is clear that the Queen, and much of England, would prefer William to be the next king, meaning that Williams’ father, Prince Charles, the present heir, would be passed over in the line of succession.

This has been the speculation in recent years, but what is emerging now, in 2022, may be another, quite different framework of succession, desired by the Queen herself and possibly already underway. Because under the Act of Regency, which is currently invoked to allow Prince Charles to act in his mother’s name for the official opening of Parliament, Prince Charles and Prince William, his son, were both present “acting for the Queen.”

This sets up the scenario whereby Charles accepts that a newly envisioned British Royalty will be strongest, and most likely to edure (certainly this is the Queen’s opinion) if it is somehow expanded in form to embrace Prince William (and I suspect Prince Harry) in a dual or even tripartite monarchy.

Such a new monarchy would, in a way, hearken back to the days when the British Empire was tripartite – with one part of the Crown in London, one in Cairo, Egypt, and one in Delhi, India.

Jupiter, King of the Gods, King of the planets, ruler of kingship on Earth.

Jupiter (which rules, among other things, Kingship) movied into Aries (New Beginnings) on the very day – May 10, 2022 – that Prince William joined his father Prince Charles, formal heir to the throne, in representing the Queen.  I find Prince William’s presence – apparently at the wish of the Queen – to be a signal that the Queen has found a way, symbolically at least, to pass the Crown to both Charles and William; if true, this would be a brilliant compromise, and may pave the way for more royal innovations.

Continue reading William Duke of Cambridge Birth Chart * Destiny or Freedom Calling?

Shamanic Astrology * The 12-House Mandala Of the Birth Chart

In Shamanic Astrology, we see the Birth Chart as a Mandala, drawing all elements of Life and Psyche toward the Center. The Center is the Temple we find ourselves in when we meditate on the Chart.

The Mandala as key to evolution of consciousness and self-understanding. At the center is the Higher Self. Spiritual and psychological growth unfolds within a mandala pattern and process. Psychiatrist pioneer Carl G. Jung discovered this as part of his “shamanic” personal explorations”.

The Mandala reminds us also of the Journey around the Circle, which is where the Experience and Explorations occur. Without such creative activity, there could be little to draw towards the Center.

So the Mandala is a mystical symbol of the Philosophy of Going Out and Returning, and the Wheel is not, therefore, a burden, but a gift.

The Circle and the Cross
The birth chart is divided horizontally by the equator or Ascendant-Descendant Axis, and vertically by the Midheaven-Nadir Axis. These divisions make it that most ancient of symbols – the Circle enclosing a  Cross which divides it into the four sacred quadrants.

The cross inside a circle is said to symbolize the Self (as Ego and Personality) in the crucible of matter, time and space, journeying through the mystical cycles of life, death and rebirth. The Soul – in the form of the Higher Self, stands at the Centre of the Mandala, exchanging energy with the Ego/Self as it moves through the four quadrants.

As the Wheel turns, the Higher Self distills and integrates the fruits of each phase through which the Ego passes. This whole process is enfolded within an even larger version of the Higher Self – the Soul. Thus as it moves through life experience, the Ego receives sustenance and illumination from the Higher Self which, in turn, is the point of Light emanating from the Soul.

What follows is a delineation of the twelve houses and their life themes understood through the lens of a planet and the Sign it is said to “rule”…

Continue reading Shamanic Astrology * The 12-House Mandala Of the Birth Chart

Venus * Goddess Of Love and the Law Of Attraction

In my work as an astrologer, I have come to see Venus as surprisingly central to the Web, with all its colorful threads, which forms the Mandala of the Birth Chart.  One of my most surprising findings has been that Venus may represent the love life of the client’s mother, while also representing the love life of the client themself.

Here we see how the “Spiritual DNA of the Birth Chart” can actually be seen arising from the psychic or physical line of family/clan.  Even if one is adopted, the DNA of the birth chart is attuned to the psychic, or spirit line of the family one is adopted into, as well as to that of the biological parent(s).

Venus Goddess of Beauty, Love and All Forms of Attraction

The Lady Venus (Greek Aphrodite) may seem to need no introduction when it comes to love expressed as romance and sensuality, but it turns out this area of life is a bit of a mystery to most people. Astrology has a lot to say about all this, providing an extremely varied and nuanced look at gender and sexuality through the prism of several Archetypes.

Astrology locates the sexual and gender spectra of experience within the larger framework of psyche in which these are embedded. Venus does not appear as a solitary figure in the Chart, but as part of a Web of energy.

In The Nature of the Psyche: Its Human Expression (A Seth Book) Seth, as channeled by Jane Roberts, spoke of the “tree of human sexuality” to describe how unique and complex our sexuality really is and how people express their sexual reality in subtly different ways.

Each person, in a way, is actually his or her own unique gender, for we blend our spiritual, psychological, cultural and physical dimensions as we mature into an expression of sexuality quite unique. We could say that there are as many genders, then, as there are people on Earth at any given moment. 

The power of Venus spreads out in our Birth Chart and in our lives through the Sign it was in at our time of birth, through the House it is placed in, and the relationships which Venus forms in various angles with the other planets in the chart.

Continue reading Venus * Goddess Of Love and the Law Of Attraction